VPN and Privacy news round-up June 2017

VPN and Privacy news

The VPN and privacy world is ever moving and June 2017 has been no exception.

In this month’s round-up, we’re taking a look at the latest developments from some of the leading names in the industry.

We find out what they’ve been up to, what’s new with their service and ultimately how they are improving to give you, the consumer, more for your money.

So let’s find out what the major VPN providers have been up to this month.

VyprVPN Website

VyprVPN introduce IKEv2 support for iOS

iPhone, iPad and other mobile Apple users this month got a security boost courtesy of VyprVPN.

VyprVPN announced support for IKEv2 for all devices running iOS.

IKEv2 is an extension of the IPSec protocol which offers higher levels of encryption resulting in better security.

One of the best features is IKEv2 has been said to be extremely good at reestablishing connections when temporary drops are experienced.

Unlike some other VPN protocols that may drop connection altogether as you pass through a tunnel for example, IKEv2 should mitigate against it and attempt to continue connection.

The latest version of the VyprVPN app (2.17) comes with IKEv2 support built in.

Users running iOS 9 and iOS 10 can automatically take advantage of the new security update simply by keeping their VyprVPN app updated via the app store.

If you don’t currently have a VyprVPN subscription you can trial the service completely free for 3 days using the button below.

NordVPN Website Jan 17

NordVPN hits a massive 1000+ servers

This week NordVPN announced they now have over 1000 VPN servers deployed across the world.

NordVPN who burst onto the privacy scene just a few years ago have been expanding rapidly and if you haven’t been keeping pace with their developments you’re at the very least likely to have seen them quoted in security and other privacy related news articles.

Seemingly from nowhere, NordVPN have grown to be one of the largest VPN providers in the world and the recent server expansion will be welcomed by new and old customers alike.

As part of the upgrade a brand new server location in Slovenia was added along with added servers in locations from Australia all the way to the United States with many in between.

NordVPN now has VPN servers in 59 countries around the world.

Cyberghost Website Jun 17

CyberGhost make push towards IPv6 services

This month CyberGhost announced they are to become one of the first VPN providers to start making use of IPv6 services.

The internet needs IP Addresses to function but unfortunately the current batch has pretty much run out.

As more devices connect to the internet a new protocol was required which brought about IPv6. The purpose is to bring a near unlimited number of IP Addresses which should safeguard the internet for the near future.

From June 6th IPv6 services will be being deployed to users of the Cyberghost service.

If you’re a current user all you need to do is upgrade the client you use for your desktop, tablet or phone and continue browsing protected.

Most VPN providers’ software solutions disable IPv6 or request that you disable it manually via your operating system. The reason being there is a chance you could be exposed online by leaking your IPv6 address.

This is set to become a thing of the past with CyberGhost as they move forward to become one of the first VPN providers actively supporting IPv6.

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